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HELP! '09 GT500KR or '11 GT500?


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Guys, my head is spinning. Currently I have an '08 GT500 and I was looking at possibly trading in on an '11 GT500 with SVTPP, Nav, and glass roof. Price here in Canada is 62.5k. I've been sitting on the fence wondering if I should get it and then an '09 GT500KR with only 70 miles, that's right SEVEN ZERO miles on it, pops up on my radar. The price is the same 62.5k.

 

The KR is equipped the same as my GT500, the only option being the Shaker 1000, but obviously it's a KR.

 

Can anyone offer me some insights that might make my choice easier?

 

 

I'm posting this over on the KR forum as well.

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2011 is superior in every way, I guess it depends on which one you like the looks of and if you care that it is a "KR". I personally think the 2010-2011 is light years ahead in looks, especially the interior. Up to you, but I would get the 2011 SVT, no contest.

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For actual driving/enjoyment purposes I would recommend the 2011. The KR would be the more "collectible" and probably hold its value better accordingly. Sit in and drive both.

 

Check the Ford build date on the KR. See this thread. Note that any KR built before 8/20/08 may have the bad flywheel, and that several people who have had their dealerships do the TSB fix are less than pleased with the results.

 

If the KR you're considering has the Shaker 1000 sound system, then it doesn't have satellite navigation/the touchscreen setup. Check also for HID headlights and ambient lighting, which I think were also KR options.

 

If you're looking for a post-8/20/08 '09 KR in the USA as well as Canada, let us know; there may still be a few around.

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What kind of hoist is that in the picture....How much did it cost...It looks very interesting.....

 

 

Lift is made by Harding Steel, Inc.: http://www.hardingsteel.com

Entire garage done by Potomac Garage Solutions: http://www.potomacgaragesolutions.com/

Lift is incredibly sturdy, functional, and looks cool. It was expensive, about $10K installed.

 

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Get the 2011, which is simply a better car than the KR, unless you plan to keep that 70mile KR stored and not drive it. Otherwise, you are paying a premium on the 70 mile KR only so see that value vanish as soon as you put miles on it. If you want a KR that you can drive, get one with more miles for a lot less otherwise you are throwing money down the drain.

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Lift is made by Harding Steel, Inc.: http://www.hardingsteel.com

Entire garage done by Potomac Garage Solutions: http://www.potomacgaragesolutions.com/

Lift is incredibly sturdy, functional, and looks cool. It was expensive, about $10K installed.

 

IMG_0371.jpgIMG_0375.jpg

 

IMG_0373.jpgIMG_0370.jpg

 

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You win the award for coolest looking garage hands down (and great taste in vehicles also).

Btw, not to hijack the thread but how does that stinger exhaust sound compared to stock?

 

Lastly, personal choice should be the ultimate decider on the KR vs 2011 question. There is no right answer. But if it were me, I'd def go for the 2011 as I think it's an all around more refined car and will perform better than a KR. Suggest you read some old road test reviews on the KR - they were not glowing as I recall..

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You win the award for coolest looking garage hands down (and great taste in vehicles also).

 

 

Well, that's very kind but probably not true. I'm happy with it. It's all relative, though. I recently joined 6speedonline.com, and some of the garages on that forum make mine look like sh*t.

 

 

Btw, not to hijack the thread but how does that stinger exhaust sound compared to stock?

 

 

A little louder than stock, which is what I wanted. Very mild drone around 2,000 rpm.

Here is a sound clip:

 

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Lift is made by Harding Steel, Inc.: http://www.hardingsteel.com

Entire garage done by Potomac Garage Solutions: http://www.potomacgaragesolutions.com/

Lift is incredibly sturdy, functional, and looks cool. It was expensive, about $10K installed.

 

 

 

Wow they have very similar wheels... them two cars. you got them because the wheels matched right? :rolleyes:

btw that is an awesome garage. i only drooled a little bit.

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